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Project Management Techniques and Innovations in Information Technology

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Managing cost, time, and quality of a project can be a challenging task for any project manager, but especially in times of an ever-changing and burgeoning field of IT.
Project Management Techniques and Innovations in Information Technology offers a vital compendium of the latest research, case studies, best practices, and methodologies within the field of IT project management. By collecting research from top experts around the world in a variety of IT project management applications and job sectors, this volume will serve as a critical reference manual and research guide for both practitioners and academics alike.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
    1. PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES AND INNOVATIONS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
    2. RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND SCHEDULING
    3. REQUIREMENTS UNCERTAINTY AND TECHNOLOGICAL RISKS
    4. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND PLACEMENT OF PROJECT TEAMS
    5. ACQUIRING MANAGERIAL EXPERIENCE
    6. PROJECT OUTCOMES AND CONCEPTION OF SUCCESS
    7. IMPLEMENTATION OF IT PROJECTS FOR COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT, AGENCIES AND GOVERNMENTS
  5. Section 1: Resource Allocation and Scheduling
    1. Chapter 1: A Multi-Objective Decision and Analysis Approach for the Berth Scheduling Problem
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MULTI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION
      4. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Optimal Crashing and Buffering of Stochastic Serial Projects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MODEL FORMULATIONS
      4. NUMERICAL EXAMPLES
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: A New Technique for Estimating the Distribution of a Stochastic Project Makespan
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE PROPOSED METHOD
      4. THE PROPOSED ESTIMATION METHOD
      5. VALIDATION AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
  6. Section 2: Requirements Uncertainty and Technological Risks
    1. Chapter 4: The Waterfall Approach and Requirement Uncertainty
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE WATERFALL APPROACH TO ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS IMPLEMENTATION: A REVIEW AND ALTERNATIVES
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
    2. Chapter 5: IT Risk Evaluation Model Using Risk Maps and Fuzzy Inference
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IT PROJECTS FROM A RISKS MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE
      4. RISKS MODELING METHODS
      5. AN IT RISK EVALUATION MODEL BASED ON FUZZY LOGIC
      6. RISKS IDENTIFICATION USING CAUSAL AND COGNITIVE MAPS
      7. FUZZY INFERENCE CHARACTERISTICS
      8. APPLYING THE FUZZY MODEL TO EVALUATE RISKS IN AN IT PROJECT FOR E-TESTING
      9. FORMALIZATION OF THE RISK EVALUATION MODEL FOR THE E-TESTING PROJECT
      10. STEPS IN APPLYING THE RISK EVALUATION MODEL TO THE E-TESTING PROJECT
      11. SOFTWARE FOR RISK EVALUATION BASED ON THE FUZZY MODEL
      12. CONCLUSION
      13. APPENDIX
  7. Section 3: Knowledge Management and Placement of Project Teams
    1. Chapter 6: Knowledge Management in Construction Projects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DATA, INFORMATION, EXPLICIT KNOWLEDGE AND TACIT KNOWLEDGE
      4. CHALLENGES OF MANAGING TACIT KNOWLEDGE
      5. CURRENT METHODOLOGIES OF MANAGING TACIT KNOWLEDGE
      6. A PROPOSED METHOD FOR MANAGING TACIT KNOWLEDGE
      7. CASE STUDY
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 7: Software Project Managers under the Team Software Process
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE COMPETENCE PARADIGM
      4. THE TEAM LEADER ROLE IN TSP
      5. THE STUDY
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    3. Chapter 8: Teaching Students How to Effectively Work in Virtual Teams
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
      7. APPENDIX A: EVALUATION POINTS FOR THE “LOOP” ACTIVITY
  8. Section 4: Acquiring Managerial Experience
    1. Chapter 9: Half-Life of Learning Curves for Information Technology Project Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MOTIVATION
      4. STAGES OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
      5. TECHNOLOGY LEARNING CURVES AND FORGETTING COMPONENTS
      6. HALF-LIFE THEORY OF LEARNING CURVES
      7. HUMAN-TECHNOLOGY PERFORMANCE DEGRADATION
      8. HALF-LIFE DERIVATIONS FOR IT PROJECTS
      9. HALF-LIFE COMPUTATIONAL EXAMPLES
      10. ALTERNATE LEARNING CURVE MODELS
      11. APPLICATION FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAMS
      12. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 10: Critical Behavioral Competencies for IT Project Managers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
    3. Chapter 11: Questioning the Key Techniques Underlying the Iterative and Incremental Approach to Information Systems Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE IID APPROACH
      4. RESEARCH METHOD AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      5. THE WEBSHOP PROJECT
      6. DISCUSSIONS
      7. CONCLUSION AND FURTHER RESEARCH QUESTIONS
    4. Chapter 12: Processes in R&D Collaboration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NETWORK FORMALISATION AS A SENSEMAKING PROCESS
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND RESEARCH DESIGN
      5. THE PRACTICE OF FORMALISATION WITHIN TWO NETWORKS OF EXCELLENCE
      6. DIFFERENCES IN THE FORMALISATION PROCESS
      7. POTENTIAL FACTORS
      8. CONCLUSION AND FURTHER RESEARCH
  9. Section 5: Project Outcomes and Conception of Success
    1. Chapter 13: The Role of User Review on Information System Project Outcomes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESES DEVELOPMENT
      4. RESEARCH METHODS
      5. HYPOTHESES TESTING
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 14: Using Realist Social Theory to Explain Project Outcomes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A DESCRIPTION OF MAAD
      4. A METHODOLOGY FOR USING ARCHER’S SOCIAL THEORY IN IS RESEARCH
      5. EXAMPLE CASE STUDY
      6. DISCUSSION AND LIMITATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX A: REFERENCE WORKS ON MAAD
    3. Chapter 15: Runaway Information Technology Projects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX
  10. Section 6: Implementation of IT Projects for Commercial Environment, Agencies, and Governments
    1. Chapter 16: Service-Oriented Architecture Adoption
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. NORMATIVE DECISION MODEL
      6. RELEVANCE FOR PRACTICE
      7. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 17: Issues in Electronic Procurement Project Implementation in Local Government
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. E-PROCUREMENT IN MALAYSIA
      4. IMPORTANCE OF E-PROCUREMENT
      5. RESEARCH DESIGN
      6. FINDINGS
      7. LIMITATIONS OF RESEARCH
      8. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 18: Establishing Preconditions for Spanning the Boundaries in Public Private IT Megaprojects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. METHODS
      5. THE GERMAN TOLLCOLLECT CASE
      6. CASE ANALYSIS
    4. Chapter 19: Development of M-Government Projects in a Developing Country
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OVERVIEW
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. E-GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES AND PROJECTS IN ALBANIA
      6. M-GOVERNMENT IN ALBANIA
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors
  13. Index